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Eland Lodge Equestrian is a well known and respected equestrian establishment situated in the beautiful Staffordshire countryside. Our diverse business includes a livery yard, retail store, online store, competitions and facility hire. As a family run business our employees benefit from working in small, friendly teams and a supportive, knowledgeable environment.

We’re always happy to hear from people who may be interested in working for us. Speculative CVs can be sent to [email protected]

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Junior Content Apprentice

Eland Lodge Equestrian

Situated in beautiful Staffordshire parkland, Eland Lodge Equestrian strives to deliver the highest quality to its customers, catering for all countryside lovers and equestrians from those who ride for leisure to the professional competitor.

As an independent family business established in 2004, Eland Lodge Equestrian has grown to become one of the UK's most trusted equestrian establishments. The business is made up of various complimentary elements, including an ecommerce store, on-site equestrian & country store, equestrian competition venue, facility hire and livery yard.

The Role

If you love writing, love social media, and love horses then this is the perfect role for you!
This exciting new role offers the unique opportunity for someone to develop a career in copywriting and content generation whilst fulfilling their passion for the equestrian industry.

Working for an ambitious family run business you’ll have plenty of opportunities to gain new skills and knowledge, whilst having the support of a friendly and knowledgeable Marketing team.

Junior Content Apprentice Job Duties

The Junior Content Apprentice role supports the Marketing Department in delivering the busy marketing and promotional schedule for Eland Lodge. The Junior Content Apprentice will be responsible for creating exciting and engaging content for social media channels, blogs, website landing pages and promotional adverts. This role will mainly focus on ecommerce, but will also cover the events, in-store, facility and livery elements of the business.

  • Producing weekly social media plans for Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and Twitter.
  • Creating exciting social media content in the form of videos, photos, vlogs, graphics and copy to go with them.
  • Learning about Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and becoming an expert at writing with SEO best practice in mind.
  • Producing blogs for the website on a wide variety of topics related to equestrian & country pursuits & fashion.
  • Updating and improving copy on key pages throughout the website, and ensuring SEO best practice throughout all content on the website.
  • Copywriting for regular emailers and newsletters.
  • Copywriting for adverts and promotional campaigns.
  • Proofreading support to the marketing department.

Skills & Qualifications

We’re looking for a well-rounded individual who can offer the following skills and qualities:

  • GCSE English at C or above
  • An exceptionally high standard of written English, particularly with regards to spelling, punctuation, grammar and creative writing.
  • Creative & able to come up with content ideas
  • IT, Social Media & Digital Skills
  • Equestrian experience & knowledge
  • Interest in country & equestrian fashion
  • Ability to work independently, pro-actively and get involved

Apprenticeship qualification
During this role you will be working towards achieving the Level 3 Junior Content Product Apprenticeship. This is expected to take between 12-18months to complete. We offer a competitive apprenticeship wage.

 

To Apply

Please email your CV to [email protected] Please include details of your qualifications, equestrian experience, and any work/voluntary experience. Application deadline: 12/09/2021.

Groundskeeper

Eland Lodge Equestrian is a successful, busy equestrian business and competition venue covering over 125 acres of beautiful Staffordshire countryside near the village of Draycott-in-the-Clay. Alongside a busy equestrian shop and livery yard we run a very broad range of equestrian shows, competitions and camps throughout the year and they all require a considerable amount of preparation to have them produced to the appropriate standard. The centre has an excellent national reputation for producing events of the highest standard through an unerring attention to detail and a refusal to accept second best.

We currently have a vacancy for a Groundskeeper to join our team to undertake a broad range of tasks that will not only prepare the ground for these events but ensure the safe and effective running of the centre on a day to day basis. The ideal individual will have an excellent practical aptitude, an eye for detail and disciplined approach to their work. They should be capable of handling a broad range of hand tools and be prepared to use heavy machinery including agricultural equipment.

Weekend working and occasional extended days will be a feature of this job, particularly through the competition season. Whilst an experienced individual would be ideal, the type of person is of considerable importance and training would be given to someone meeting this specification. An excellent career path is available from Eland based training and through the British Eventing Course Builder training scheme.

Salary to be discussed at interview. To apply please email [email protected]

Part Time Sales Assistant

We have an exciting vacancy in our retail store here at Eland Lodge for somebody to join our thriving and successful business. If you’re looking for an opportunity to combine your customer service skills with your passion for all things equine, then this could be the ideal job for you!

As part of this role you will need to:

  • Confidently deliver first class customer service to a range of customers
  • Have good equine knowledge
  • Be self-motivated and enthusiastic

Full training will be provided on fitting safety wear, all technical products, and use of the till/IT systems. This role will offer you the chance to grow your skills and experience in a knowledgeable and supportive equine environment.

This role is Part Time, 1 weekend day per week (Sundays). We're looking for someone who can be flexible to cover additional shifts and competition days as and when required.

Salary to be discussed at interview. To apply please email your CV to Retail Manager Jade at [email protected]